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Rectal prolapse happens when loose tissue in the rectum
slides downward. The loose tissue may partially or completely stick out of the
Rectal prolapse is most common in young children and older female adults. Treatment for rectal prolapse depends on the type of prolapse. It may include changes in diet, medicines, or surgery.
Many conditions increase the risk for rectal prolapse. But the exact cause is usually hard to find.
Current as of:
April 15, 2013
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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